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Lemon cheesecake

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3.4 stars based on 35 ratings

This zesty lemon cheesecake is deliciously refreshing and would be a great dessert choice for any occasion. The base is packed with the flavours of gingernut biscuits and Billington’s molasses sugar and topped with a smooth, creamy layer of lemon infused cream cheese┬ámaking this no ordinary cheesecake. One slice of this and we guarantee you will be coming back for more.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:8
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the base

  • 200g 7⅛ oz Gingernut biscuits
  • 80g 2⅞ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 25g 1 oz Unrefined molasses sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined molasses sugar

For the topping

  • 500g 17⅝ oz Mascarpone cheese
  • 2 2 Lemon(s) zest and juice
  • 140g 5 oz Unrefined golden icing sugar sifted (we use Billington's)

To decorate

  • 3 3 Lemon(s) thinly sliced

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Grease a 20cm springform cake tin and line with non-stick baking parchment.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    In a small pan gently melt together the butter and Molasses sugar until all of the sugar has dissolved. Crush the biscuits and add to the melted butter. Stir together until completely coated.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 80g 2⅞ oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 25g 1 oz Unrefined molasses sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined molasses sugar
    • 200g 7⅛ oz Gingernut biscuits
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Press the biscuit mix firmly into the base of the prepared tin using the back of a spoon until smooth and level. Chill whilst making the cheesecake topping.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    For the topping, mix together the Mascarpone cheese, sifted icing sugar,  lemon zest and juice. Mix just until combined and smooth. Spoon onto the biscuit base and level the top before placing in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours to set.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 500g 17⅝ oz Mascarpone cheese
    • 140g 5 oz Unrefined golden icing sugar sifted (we use Billington's)
    • 3 3 Lemon(s) thinly sliced
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    When ready to serve remove the cheesecake from the tin and decorate with the sliced lemon and a light dusting of icing sugar.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 3 3 Lemon(s) thinly sliced